In just 2 minutes you can speak the language of fireplaces

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

Did you know that 40% of home buyers are willing to pay more for a house (an average of $12,000 more) with a fireplace? With that bit of knowledge, Laura Winter with took it upon herself to decipher several ‘fireplace terms’ so you can be up to speed with the lingo on this much desired amenity!

Valentine's Day Lessons in Home Shopping

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Happy Valentine's Day! What can the day of love teach you about your home search? REALTOR® Magazine draws comparisons. 

Should we do that? Evaluating home improvements/upgrades

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

Amy Hoak recently wrote an article for My Market Watch that outlined 4 renovations that could decrease your home's value. Check out our post to see what she said, and also hear feedback from local REALTORS® on how to approach renovations, etc. when you're getting ready to sell. 

What is Your Home Search Process?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Searching for your next home is a process. Once you get started, how long will it take to get to find your dream home?

REALTORS® Say Don’t Wait for Spring

Posted by: Claire Belby on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:00:00 am Comments (2)

A review of year-end housing data for central Indiana indicates time is right for sellers. 

Tax and Home Records Checklist: What to Keep and For How Long

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 8:00:00 am Comments (0)

It's safe to say that you probably don’t have space to store massive amounts of tax and insurance paperwork, warranties, and repair receipts related to your home. But you’ll definitely want your paperwork at hand if you have to prove you deserved a tax deduction, file an insurance claim, or figure out if your busted oven is still under warranty. So how do you decide what stays and what goes?

What to Expect in '16 Housing

Posted by: Lawrence Yun, NAR Cheif Economist on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Say it in pictures. Get your at-a-glance look at the housing market predictions for 2016.


Why People Move

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Moving is a big decision. What are the most popular reasons to uproot?

Real Estate, Safety and You

Posted by: National Association of REALTORS® on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

In this video, consumers learn about the potential safety protocols they may encounter when working with a REALTOR®. It’s a great resource to share with clients to educate them about the importance of REALTOR® safety.

Biggest Winter Home Risks

Posted by: Kristen Kemp on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 1:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Share these home safety tips with your coworkers, family and friends. You could save a life.

November Housing Market Bounces Back

Posted by: MIBOR on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

MIBOR housing report for November shows increases in closed and pending sales, new listings and prices. New listings were in the double digits - great for this time of year. "It means sellers have more confidence and buyers have more choice," said MIBOR REALTOR® Association President Kathy Hall. 

Don't Let Your Pipes be a Victim

Posted by: Jamie Wiibe, on Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

HouseLogic writer Jaime Wiebe helps you avoid one of winter's costliest mistakes...the dreaded frozen pipes.

92% of Homes Now Have Equity

Posted by: Lacey Everett on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 2:15:00 pm Comments (0)

Approximately 92 percent of all mortgaged homes regained equity in the third quarter of this year. What does that mean and how are home owners utilizing their equity? Read more in today's blog post.

Selling Over the Holidays Not all Bad

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Don't put your dreams of selling on hold until spring. Find out if winter is your time. 

Homeowners Reap Remodeling Benefits Whether Selling or Staying, Say Realtors®

Posted by: The National Association of REALTORS® - MAGGIE KASPERSKI on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (1)

Homeowners preparing to sell often make improvements, both big and small, to their homes that can help yield positive results and garner top dollar from buyers. According to a new report from the National Association of Realtors®, remodeling projects can also bring major benefits to homeowners who choose to remain in their homes.

"Regardless of the situation, Realtors® know what remodeling projects bring the biggest bang for the buck and what projects are most likely to improve a homeowner's impression of their current place," said NAR President Tom Solomone. 

Avoiding Remodeling Stress

Posted by: Marie Hueston writing for on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Remodeling stress is no joke. It might even be a legitimate medical condition. Get some advice on how to survive your remodel.

What Do You Want from Your REALTOR®?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

REALTORS® provide an enormous array of services. Which are most important to you?

Consider Everyone's Safety

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

When working with people you have just met, safety should be everyone's priority. 

October Home Sales Slow, Pending Activity and New Listings Rise

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

The latest local housing numbers are out. What do they signal for the fall and winter market?

Home Buying 1-2-3

Posted by: Landmark Home Warranty on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Buying a home has many steps and most consumers do it, on average, every eight to nine years. So if you are rusty, check out this complete guide to buying a home. 

The Emotional Impact of Staging

Posted by: Mary Abella, a little bit of red Interior RE-design on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Local stager Mary Abella points out the benefits of making a home cozier through staging. 

Is It Your Time to Build?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Deciding on new construction vs. buying a residential resale property is a big decision. If you have already decided a new build is right for you, find out why now is a good time to get started.  

Cleaning Up for Fall

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Real Simple magazine provides a detailed inside-outside fall cleaning list. 

REALTORS® Speak: All About Staging

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Learn what experts think about home staging when your house is for sale. See what is costs and which rooms take center stage.  

Why People Sell Their Homes

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

What makes you want to sell your home and move? A survey looks at the top reasons. Do they match yours? 

Housing Experts Encouraged by Strong Pending Sales in September

Posted by: Claire Belby on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Despite slow growth in September’s closings, local REALTORS® are encouraged by strong pending sales numbers as we head into the final quarter of the year. 

Millennial Home Buying: What's Fact, What's Fiction?

Posted by: Claire Belby on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:00:00 am Comments (0)

The coveted millennial generation wants you to know a thing or two about their thoughts on home buying. 

Indy Graffiti Abatement Unit Wraps Up Initial Season 

Posted by: Claire Belby on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

A creative approach to cleaning up graffiti helps more than 200 properties in Indianapolis. 

21 Signs Your Home is Ready for Winter

Posted by: Anita Alvarez on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 7:00:00 am Comments (0)

Winter is coming. Are you ready? Is your home? Browse this check list to make sure your house is ready for Old Man Winter. 

Buyer’s Remorse. Watch Out, It’s a Real Thing.

Posted by: Claire Belby on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 12:30:00 pm Comments (0)

Find out how to avoid the most common causes of home buyer's remorse.